Ekaterina Vanovskaya Artist

Ekaterina Vanovskaya Artist

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
13 years in business

About this pro

I am a college professor. I teach painting, drawing and watercolor. Each lesson is tailored personally to each student. I have a lot of experience tutoring students of all ages. I currently teach at Drexel University and Fleisher Art Memorial.

I like engaging with my students and watching them develop new skills, our enthusiasm for the topic builds momemntum and provides a great learning atmosphere for the student. I love meeting new people who are interested in art since art is my lifelong passion.

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Philadelphia, PA 19122
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  • Alicia Brickner

    Ekaterina was one of my favorite university professors! Firstly, she's hilarious! Ekaterina has an MFA so she's wealth of knowledge, and simply the best art/painting teacher in the world. She's also concerned about your progress as a student. I learned so much in one semester! Ekaterina has an amazing portfolio of work, and you'll be lucky to have her as an instructor. She's in high demand, so hopefully she can fit you into her busy schedule 🤓 Good luck!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always ask about the student about their goals and needs and then outline my plan of action at the pace that is comfortable for the student. Everything is completely flexible and customizable to the student. I am interested in my student's learning goals. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Private tutor in various subjects (Fine Art, Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, ESL, Essay Writing, Art History, Computer Skills, Microsoft Word etc. Russian, English) since 2006 through Wyzant.com.

Bachelors of Fine Arts - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Masters of Fine Arts - Indiana University, Bloomington

Drexel University - Adjunct Professor

Fleisher Art Memorial - Instructor

List of courses taught: 

Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art Appreciation

How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring my friends in essay writing and art then signed up to do it professionally through wyzant.com. I was in between degrees at this time. After getting my masters degree I started teaching at universities and have been ever since. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have successfully worked with students of all ages and abilities. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone who is passionate and can provide legitimate exercises in learning how to paint and draw. Painting and Drawing is a language and it takes time to learn it, just like it takes time to learn a foreign language. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are you interested in visually? What would you like to draw and/or paint? What are your goals?

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons